Are there signs of divorce for Massachusetts’ couples?

Marriages often go through highs and lows. But are there signs that a marriage is headed for divorce? The answer is: maybe. Some experts believe there are clear cut signs that a divorce is on the horizon, while others may be doubtful. Either way, Massachusetts residents should take note of the following signs of a souring marriage and ask themselves if it is time for them to move on.

First, individuals should consider how they think about their spouse. If one only thinks of the negative aspects of their spouse and can only talk about his or her poor characteristics with friends, then the relationship may be heading in a bad direction. Second, married individuals should note whether or not they try to avoid spending time at home with their spouse. If they are missing out on couple time in favor of hanging out with friends or staying at work, then it might be best to examine if the marriage is right for them.

Third, those who think a lot about being single again may be only partially committed to their marriage. These thoughts might lead to action and the filing of a divorce. Fourth, many people have an epiphany regarding the downward spiral of their marriage. Often when this moment occurs, individuals realize they have forced themselves to stay in a bad marriage and they typically take action by seeking to dissolve the marriage.

These examples are no always definite signs of an end. However, for those who do notice situations such as these and cannot get past their problems, divorce may be an answer. A Massachusetts Divorce attorney can help an individual considering divorce analyze legal issues such as division of marital property and debts, spousal support, child custody and visitation, and child support, and help him or her take the steps necessary to reach as favorable an outcome as possible.

Source: The Huffington Post, “5 Signs Your Marriage May Be Headed For Divorce,” Julie Orlov, May 5, 2014